Welcome Back True Believers, we are here once again, live from the Root Beer Party Studios to bring you an all new 20 questions interview with Root Beer Party members. This is where we look behind the scenes at the magic behind your favorite comics.
Today we have with us Frank Jordan, the man behind Company Man Comics. Company Man Comics is about the people employed at the F.R.J. Media Group, this allows Frank to provide a setting for topical humor as well commenting of corporate life and of course, our favorite, Dumb Joke Thursday. You can follow his strip daily here:
So let’s get to know one of our favorite Root Beer Party Members, the Company Man himself, Frank Jordan.
Question 1: What got you started in doing a comic series?
I’ve always loved reading the Sunday Comics when I was a kid. One day I told my Mom that I can do that. She gave me some paper and a pencil and let me have at it! I’ve never looked back!
Question 2: Who was you greatest influence?
Question 3: What is your favorite root beer and why?
A&W is the bestest! It’s just nice, smooth and creamy!
Question 4: What do you hope to accomplish with your comic?
World domination! Nah, just want to put a smile on people’s faces.
Question 5: Do you have any other artistic interests outside of comics?
I like doing Caricatures, but I don’t like showing them to anyone.
Question 6: Do you see yourself as a professional cartoonist, or is this just something you do for yourself?
I see myself as a Professional Cartoonist.
Question 7: What type of subject or humor do you consider out of bounds for your strips and why?
Rape, that’s just not funny!
Question 8: What kind of equipment or style of drawing do you use?
My style is very simplistic, and I’m proud of that!
Question 9: what sort of training or academic program did you pursue to become a cartoonist?
I have a Master’s Degree in Media Arts.
Question 10: What has been the highlight of your cartooning career?
Being invited to San Diego Comic Con as a Professional Cartoonist for the first time!
Question 11: What has been the lowest point in your cartooning career?
No low points!
Question 12: Are collections of your work available beyond the web? If So where?
Nothing beyond the web… yet!
Question 13: Are there any other web comic artists that you really admire?
Lucas Turnbloom, that dude is funny as all get out!
Question 14: What kind of impact has cartooning had on your life and could you ever see yourself not doing it?
Cartooning has helped me work out a lot of frustration in my life. I can’t see Cartooning as not being a part of me, it’s in my blood!
Question 15: Do you have any advice for the Trolls out there who harass content creators? (no need to keep this answer clean.)
They can all eat a bag of dicks!
Question 16: Do you set yourself any deadlines or other tricks to keep yourself motivated?
My motivation is no buffer, that way my comic stays fresh.
Question 17: Apart from root beer, what is your favorite drink?
Orange Lavaburst Hi-C!
Question 18: Are you already a member of the root beer party and if not, what is the matter with you?
Yup! Already a member!
Question 19: What is the most challenging aspect of cartooning for you?
Question 20: What are your future plans involving comics or anything else going on in your life?
I plan on a book of some sort.
So there you have it True Believers, another great 20 Questions segment live from the Root Beer Party Studios. Thanks to Frank for flying all the way out here to our undisclosed location in an undiscovered region of a long forgotten continent. You can check out more of frank’s work daily on his website, here is just a brief sampling.
We hope that Frank continues to bring a sense of humor and a smile to all the latest world events and pop culture silliness of the modern era. What could possibly be more absurd than the world we live in and what could possibly be a better source for humor? So let’s throw back our frosty mugs of the elixir of life that is root beer and sign off, and as always True Believers, May your mugs always be frosty and your root beer always foamy.